Alive' Begins Jan. 20
will honor the life of Martin
Luther King Jr. during a “Dream Alive” celebration featuring several
activities. A highlight will be the “Dream Alive” program presented
by Joe Rogers, the former lieutenant governor of Colorado.
It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Marquette, Nicolet
and Cadillac Rooms of the University Center. The public is invited
to attend free of charge.
served as America
’s youngest lieutenant governor
and was only the fourth African American in U.S.
history to be elected as a state’s
number two chief executive. Now a practicing attorney in Colorado,
received the 2001 Trumpet Award from Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting
System. It is one of the nation’s highest honors for African American
achievement and heralds those who have made significant contributions
and enhanced the quality of life for all Americans.
“Dream Alive” program will feature live commentary that will take
audience members back in time to the
renowned 1963 March On Washington where King delivered his "I
Have a Dream" speech, up to his final words, delivered in 1968
in Memphis, Tenn. Rogers has spoken at numerous colleges,
corporations, churches and conventions. The director of Black Student
Services at Colorado State
described his presentation as
“ … uncanny, electrifying, spellbinding, awesome and touching –
like King was in the room … ”
activities planned during the NMU celebration, all open to the public
free of charge, are as follows:
Jan. 20: A commemorative
walk will begin at 3 p.m.
in the lobby of Payne and Halverson residence halls and proceed
to the University Center
. Immediately after the walk,
at about 3:45 p.m.,
a commemoration ceremony and banner competition will be held in
the Peter White Lounge.
Jan. 22 : “Dream Alive –
Dream Aloud” Open Mic Nite will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Michigan
Room of the University Center. Participants should register by 4
p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Diversity Student Services in 1103 University
Jan. 23 : A colloquium on
“Civil Rights Laws and Affirmative Action,” with Ruth Watry
(Political Science), will be held at 3
p.m. in 167 Gries Hall.
activities are sponsored by ASNMU, Black Student Union, Diversity
Student Services, the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee, and
the Gateway Academic Program. The latter is a King-Chavez-Parks
more information, call Diversity Student Services at 227-1554.